Cleveland public safety director says city is committed to finding Aliza Sherman's killer

CLEVELAND - Cleveland Public Safety Director Martin Flask responded to a recent petition about the murder of Aliza Sherman.

Sherman, a 53-year-old nurse at the Cleveland Clinic, was stabbed to death near The Galleria at Erieview on March 24. No arrests have been made and Cleveland police have only released a short surveillance video of person of interest.

The group Justice for Aliza started an online petition, asking city and state officials to do more to ensure the safety of woman in downtown Cleveland.

[Read the petition here: http://chn.ge/11C1vXd ]

Flask issued the following statement on Tuesday:

"Thank you to all those who have signed the Justice for Aliza petition for your continued commitment to the case and the overall safety of women in downtown Cleveland. The senseless, tragic murder of Aliza Sherman is a shocking crime. On behalf of the men and women of the Cleveland Division of Police, I extend my sympathy to her family and friends.

"Rest assured, Division of Police detectives are diligently investigating every tip received and every piece of evidence associated with this heinous crime. We are committed to identifying and convicting the individual(s) responsible for the death of Ms. Sherman. We have joined with our law enforcement partners to ensure every facet of this murder is investigated."

Anyone with information on the case should call the homicide unit at 216-623-5464. Anonymous tips can be given to Crime Stoppers at 216-252-7463 or by texting "TIP657" to 274637.

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